Wider Support and our Parent Cafe
Our Parent Cafe is held every term in the village hall and as parents and carers you are all very welcome. We offer an informal "drop in" session with an invited guest chatting about a topic chosen by you! Join us for a chance to come together to listen, talk, build friendships and support one another. Tea/coffee and light refreshments served - younger siblings welcome too!
Next Parent Cafe: Monday 18th September from 2pm in the Village Hall - all welcome!
Previously at Parent Cafe
In April - we were joined again by specialist school nurse, Kerri Dodd-Rostron who had help and advice on the subject of anxiety. Kerri's support and information leaflets are available on request.
In March we enjoyed a Parent Cafe Coffee Morning and it was lovely to see everyone and catch up.
In January - our guest Kerri Dodd-Rostron, a specialist school nurse explored issues around Sleep and how it can affect the whole family. Kerri's helpful tips are available on request.
In November - our guest Alison Szalay talked to us about Dyslexia and supporting literacy at home. Her slideshow is available on request.
In September - our guest was Stuart Hall, Director of the Wiltshire Parent Carer Council.
In July - our guest Sian Lavigne-Smith, a specialist Community Public Health Nurse covered parent's concerns and anxiety around school transition.
See the school newsletter for details of forthcoming Parent Workshops.
Useful websites for parents and carers
https://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/ For information on admissions, school transport and other education services
The Wiltshire Parent Carer Council (WPCC) provides a specialist and participation service that enables parents and carers to positively influence the services they use and the support they receive.
https://www.allkids.co.uk/parenting-information.shtml The Parents' Centre - thoughts and experiences from a parent on everything from toys to children's bedding
https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-education Department for Education - official site of the government department covering all aspects of education
https://spurgeons.org/find-your-local-service/wiltshire-hub/ Devizes Community Children's Centre. This organisation can provide support for families including parenting courses, tips on routines within a family. Courses are currently online. Spurgeons are based at the Devizes Children's Centre at Southbroom Infants School.